Storyteller Without Words: Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward SIGNED Woodcut Artist ~ Graphic Wordless Novels ~ Gods Man Madman's Drum Vertigo etc


Title: Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward with text by the artist

Author: Lynd Ward

Description: Signed by Ward on half-title page. First Edition. Brown and black boards (black cloth parts show an irregular appearance). Interior is clean and unmarked. Minor damage due to binders-error at foot of the inner hinge resulting in a bit of tear on first two leaves. Dust jacket in clear archival sleeve. 743 illustrations. [383] pages. 10.5 x 10.5 inches.

Lynd Ward supervised the design of Storyteller Without Words and contributed the text, describing his methods of working, the history of woodcuts, and the goal of his art. The large scale plates reproduce his six wordless novels in their entirety, and also include his bookplates, greeting cards, and a large selection of individual prints, many published here for the first time.


[I] The way of wood engraving.
[II] Gods' man.
[III] Madman's drum.
[IV] Wild pilgrimage.
[V] Prelude to a million years.
[VI] Song without words.
[VII] Vertigo (The girl, An elderly gentleman, The boy).
[VIII] Book illustrations.
[IX] Various small ones.
[X] Prints.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Place: New York
Year: 1974

Keywords: wood engraving, woodcuts, graphic novels, wordless, stories without words, picture book, wordless novel, illustrated,

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